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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:18 PM

My wife was driving a 2010 kia forte she had bought new 5 years ago. She pulled in the drive Saturday car reeked of anti freeze and the oil was milky. Car also needed struts tires brakes and it was rattling all over. Instead of throwing away good money into a bad car I told her let's just go get you a new car. We went all over. She wanted seating for 7, under 25 grand and reliable.

So kick me we bought a 2015 dodge journey cross roads edition They are the only one who offered what she wanted for under 25 grand.

A new car wasn't in our budget for this year since I had just bought a new truck last year. But she needed it and the kids need a safe vehicle to ride in. I wanted them to be safe and not worry if they were gonna break down.

and I did give the dealer a full disclosure on what was wrong with the car. He didn't care. Big dealership he said let the owners eat it you need a new car. And I figure he wanted a sale. Gave us 5 grand for the kia. She paid 15 for it 5 years ago.

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#2 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:29 PM

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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Good decision. You always want the wife to have a safe and reliable car. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I've seen those, nice looking vehicles. I think the rear seating might be interesting to get in to, but those occupants are younger.
I won't be looking at those for about ten years. :D
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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Our elderly neighbors are on their second journey. They love it.  Good luck with it.                                                                                             Roger


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Posted March 09, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Good decision. You always want the wife to have a safe and reliable car. Good Luck, Rick

It upset me because I didn't realize her car was so bad. I am out of town a lot and kind of ignored it since it ran. She didn't want a new car she liked driving hers as it was paid for and saved money. I felt like a bad person for letting her drive around in that car.

Really hated to spend the money. Bathroom remodel will have to wait another year but it's worth it to have them in a reliable car

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Posted March 09, 2015 - 09:35 PM

I am a stickler about having reliable cars for family members.  I personally don't care about driving a rat trap beat up old truck around if I have to.  The thrill of death and adventures stranded along the road is exhilarating... some days, only when I feel like Chuck Norris... but that is not what I want for anyone in my family.

 

Good choice to stave off a disaster, Aaron!

 

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Posted March 09, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Best of luck with your new ride


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 05:39 AM

Good decision. You always want the wife to have a safe and reliable car. Good Luck, Rick

And happy! Glad you pulled the trigger on it.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 05:47 AM

Good luck with your new car .  It doesn't happen too often in our house lol .  How many miles did the Kia have and was it trouble free until now ?


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:03 AM

The Journey is a good vehicle, we've sold 6-8 of them, about half and half 4 cyl/6 cyl. The SLT and other upscale models with the 3.5 is a pleasant driver, I've driven some home. The 4 cylinder is a bit under powered. The only real problems we see with them is water pumps on the 4's and radiators, stabilizer links, ball joints and other front end issues typical of modern vehicles. Usually not until around the 100,000 mile mark. I think she'll be very happy with it!


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Bathroom remodel will have to wait another year but it's worth it to have them in a reliable car

Small price to pay to know your family is in a safe vehicle.  I think you'll like it.  We considered one but we really didn't need that much seating anymore.  I think they get pretty decent mileage as well.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Sorry you weren't ready for new one, but glad to hear the boss and kids are safe in a new one.

 

My sister/BIL have an '09 Journey and has been decent vehicle other than a starting problems. Had it to dealership mulitiple times and there is a recall for their issue, but " Their VIN doesn't fall under the recall", but yet it is doing exact same thing as recalled cars. Just takes 5-10 times to start sometimes.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Good luck with your new car . It doesn't happen too often in our house lol . How many miles did the Kia have and was it trouble free until now ?


Kia had 117,000.

It was mostly trouble free. I don't think a car should be worn completely out at 117000 miles.
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:17 AM

The Journey is a good vehicle, we've sold 6-8 of them, about half and half 4 cyl/6 cyl. The SLT and other upscale models with the 3.5 is a pleasant driver, I've driven some home. The 4 cylinder is a bit under powered. The only real problems we see with them is water pumps on the 4's and radiators, stabilizer links, ball joints and other front end issues typical of modern vehicles. Usually not until around the 100,000 mile mark. I think she'll be very happy with it!


As little.as she drives it should take her about 10 years to hit 100k on it.

this one is the 4 and it is underpowered but that's not a bad thing if you road with my wife
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